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I am an Economist specialising on Behavioural and Experimental Economics. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Economics and Policy Department of the Technical University of Munich, School of Management. I obtained my PhD in 2019 from the University of Nottingham. I am also a member of the Network for Integrated Behavioural Sciences (NIBS) and of the Centre for Decision research and Experimental economics (CeDEx).
The main focus of my research focuses on questions related to how people make decisions under risk or uncertainty. Specifically, I explore how different modes of information-acquisition can influence risky behaviour as well as the willingness to cooperate in social dilemmas. I pursue these questions through a mixture of empirical methods involving lab, online and field experiments and use of state of the art statistical modelling with techniques including Bayesian Hierarchical models.
As a behavioural economist, I am committed to academic research that translates to practical impact and policy recommendations. The topic of medical decision making is of particular interest to me. In a recent field-experiment, together with co-authors, we explore different channels for motivating people in high-risk group to vaccinate for the seasonal influenza and observe how their subjective-risk perceptions influence this decision.